Basildon

Andrew Gordon to stand again in Nethermayne

Andrew Gordon has been re-selected by local Labour members to stand in Nethermayne at the Borough elections in May, Andrew was first elected in May2011 as one of the youngest councillor in the country and, for his work, he was shortlisted for Councillor of the year award.

Over the last few years, Andrew has been a vocal supporter of the Green Action Group that is fighting against the development at Dry Street, a keen supporter of disability equality being one of the only councillors who attends the South Essex Disability Forum and active in campaigning against part night lighting.

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Basildon

Local community wants the lights back on

Nethermayne_meeting1.jpgOn Sunday morning I was delighted to attend and speak at a meeting with local councillors organised by the local community in Nethermayne who have real concerns about the increase in crime in the area and want Essex county council to turn the street lights back on. The crime in Nethermayne was reported in last week’s Echo and residents are demanding action. Another Basildon Echo article highlighted this week that there are alternatives. Southend council are taking a phased approach to switching to LED lights stating there is “very, very clear evidence that lack of street lighting does increase crime”.

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